Stories tagged: Mayor
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 7:24 p.m.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray looks at the race without him in it, and a future without a job
Ed Murray isn’t endorsing a candidate in the race to succeed him as mayor of Seattle. But he has some thoughts about what’s become a wide-open contest.
UPDATED: Mon., May 15, 2017, 4:13 p.m.
Local candidates: On your mark, get set, file
Filing week for candidates seeking many local offices this year starts Monday morning and ends Friday afternoon.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 11:08 a.m.
Former U.S. Attorney Jenny Durkan in Seattle mayor’s race
Jenny Durkan, the former U.S. attorney for Western Washington, is running for Seattle mayor.
UPDATED: Tue., May 9, 2017, 7:14 p.m.
Seattle mayor drops re-election bid after sex abuse claims
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray on Tuesday dropped his re-election bid for a second term after four men claimed he sexually abused them when they were teenagers, claims vehemently denied by …
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 10:30 p.m.
Former mayor David Rodgers remembered as the man who inspired Riverfront Park
Former Spokane Mayor David Rodgers was remembered Saturday as a man with a fondness for his morning bowl of Wheaties, tennis and time with his family at his lake cabin.
UPDATED: Thu., May 4, 2017, 9:59 p.m.
Judge sanctions lawyer of man who accused mayor of sex abuse
A judge on Thursday sanctioned the lawyer for the man who accused Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of sexually molesting him when he was a teenager for “flagrant” violations of ethical …
UPDATED: Wed., May 3, 2017, 4:27 p.m.
Fourth man accuses Seattle mayor of sex abuse
A fourth man is accusing Seattle Mayor Ed Murray of paying him for sex when the man was a teenager.
Tue., May 2, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
Portland mayor condemns violent May Day protest
The mayor of Portland on Tuesday condemned the actions of protesters after more than two dozen people were arrested a day earlier during a May Day march that turned violent.
Wed., April 19, 2017, 9:53 a.m.
Urban planner Cary Moon enters Seattle mayor’s race
Urban planner Cary Moon, a founder of the People’s Waterfront Coalition and an opponent of the Highway 99 tunnel under downtown Seattle, declared her candidacy Wednesday for mayor.
UPDATED: Wed., April 19, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
David Rodgers, mayor who ‘taught Spokane to dream big,’ dies at 93
Former Spokane Mayor David Rodgers, the father of modern Spokane who presided over the city during a time of economic expansion, died Tuesday at the age of 93.
UPDATED: Mon., April 17, 2017, 5:39 p.m.
Mike McGinn, former Seattle mayor, to run again
Former Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn will try to get his old job back. McGinn on Monday announced he would challenge incumbent Ed Murray, who defeated McGinn in 2013.
UPDATED: Wed., April 12, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Accuser’s lawyer wants to depose Seattle mayor on May 2
The lawyer for a man suing Seattle’s mayor for alleged sexual abuse over several years in the 1980s has filed a court notice to have him deposed next month.
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
Attorney: Sex abuse case against mayor disproven after exam
A lawyer representing the mayor of Seattle in a sexual abuse lawsuit says the case should be dropped because a medical exam refutes the alleged victim’s claims of a mole …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 8:07 a.m.
Former Downtown Spokane Partnership president files for mayor’s race in 2019
Michael Tedesco, a 38-year-old Spokane native, has filed to run when Mayor David Condon is termed out of City Hall in 2019. Tedesco called for a more collaborative relationship between …
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 6, 2017, 9:48 p.m.
Washington governor, AG meet traveler affected by ban
Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson welcomed a passenger at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport who had been blocked by President Donald Trump’s immigration travel ban.
Mon., Nov. 28, 2016, 1:42 p.m.
Missoula’s mayor reveals treatment for alcoholism
Missoula Mayor John Engen says he has been absent from his job for the past month because he was in a treatment program for alcoholism.
Tue., Nov. 22, 2016, 1:29 p.m.
Portland mayor cancels march he was to lead
Portland Mayor Charlie Hales has called off an anti-hate march he was planning to lead after hearing that a counter-protest was planned.
Tue., Nov. 15, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Mayor in West Virginia resigns after racist Michelle Obama post
A West Virginia mayor resigned Tuesday following a backlash after she posted a response to a racist comment about first lady Michelle Obama on Facebook.
Tue., May 24, 2016, 5:53 p.m.
Portland mayor places police chief on paid leave
The Portland mayor has placed Portland police Chief Larry O’Dea on paid administrative leave after information emerged that the chief may have misled an investigator about his involvement in an …
Wed., May 11, 2016, 10:40 a.m.
London’s new mayor says he’ll be voice of city, not just Muslims
In the 100 hours since he became London’s first Muslim mayor, Sadiq Khan has tussled with Donald Trump, forged a bond with his Paris counterpart, visited a Holocaust memorial and …
Sun., March 13, 2016, midnight
Gary Crooks: Want to elect police chief?
Would you rather keep the current way of hiring a police chief, or would you rather the position be subject to direct election?
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 7, 2015, midnight
In Spokane 100 years ago: The curse of the one-term mayor goes back aways
Apparently, the reelection of a Spokane mayor was already considered a rare event in 1915.
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 3, 2015, 9:37 p.m.
Re-elected Spokane Mayor Condon must refocus on police accountability
Spokane’s next mayor needs to be willing to break china, not protect the teacups. To focus fiercely on the problems of police accountability, not spin and election braggadocio.
Tue., July 14, 2015, 1:10 p.m.
Airway Heights Council asks mayor to resign following Facebook post
The Airway Heights City Council has asked Mayor Patrick Rushing to resign after he allegedly posted racist comments to his personal Facebook page. However, Rushing is refusing to resign, claiming …
Thu., Nov. 28, 2013, midnight
Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey will step down after two terms
Spokane Valley Mayor Tom Towey has been counting down the number of City Council meetings he has left for several weeks, but that doesn’t mean he’s eager to leave his …
Mon., July 15, 2013, 12:32 p.m.
Post Falls mayor to retire at end of term
Post Falls Mayor Clay Larkin announced Monday that he will not seek re-election and will retire at the end of his current term.
Fri., Jan. 13, 2012, midnight
Condon team big on ideas – and jargon
If you were hoping that Mayor David Condon would “manage” the city more effectively, take heart. His transition team’s report this week was spectacularly managerial: It was full to the …
Thu., Jan. 5, 2012, midnight
Doug Clark: Hopefully, Condon won’t stop the insanity
First real day on the job and Mayor David Condon makes noises about fulfilling his campaign promise to restore the public’s faith in the Spokane Police Department. Folks, I’m worried.
Wed., Nov. 16, 2011, midnight
An open door requires not coming unhinged
In politics, everyone’s for openness – for accountability, for transparency – until they get a good dose of it. Then, more often than not, they climb into a bunker, start …
Sun., Nov. 13, 2011, midnight
Doug Clark: Condon, put your pull where your rhetoric was
We’re still weeks away from that familiar moment when Spokane’s next one-term mayor will slide behind the desk in that spiffy City Hall office with a view. Although quite frankly, …